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steadier, and it looks at this point asif u.s. exporters are doing a little better and u.s. producers are driving out some of our imports so that was good news, more econic groh. tracy: hard to tell, though, because everything's overshadowed by the fiscal cliff. do you worry, like, inflation is going to come and bite us in the butt one of these days? i mean, there's a lot of moy out there. >> well, i watch that very, very carefully, and i don't think that's an immediate risk. in regard to the fiscal cliff, i think the right thing to do is to let the tax rates go up across the board, just like they agreed to do. i think we ought to have middle income americans as well as high income americans having a reduction of those tax rate cuts we saw. tracy: take more from my paycheck, let the fed put money into the system. does it make sense at the end of the day? shouldn't i keep my money, g out there and spend it and let the fed keep theirs? >> well, that's, you got a good point, and i agree that instabilit and monetary policy is not very effective, and so i' not looking for very much from th
to hoist on u.s. that thing was going to pass, we got involved, an organization that i run, patriot voices, we stirred up the pot, got people to pay attention. neil: you are a force, you are a very commanding force it would be in upper tier of perspective presidential candidate. >> i appreciate, that but point is, i do not say that to pat our organization on the back. neilback. >> i want voices of america to be heard. neil: you would be taken more seriously this time, than last time, you couldn't get to nickelodeon last time. >> we had a tough time get something recognition early in the campaign. neil: but once you burst through thank you instant street cred. >> like i said, conservatives will be heard over the next couple years, everyone said that tea party is dead, you even said that republican party is dead, there are a lot of folks who understand the critical times we're in. and this fiscal cliff, not what is happening in january but long-term imagine problems. neil: you can't win being a lighter verdict of them. version of them. >> even during the campaign, i am not being critical of
materials and technology lad a bit. the u.s. economy added 146,000 jobs in november as the unemployment rate dropped to four year low of 7.7%. today's report may not be as strong as it seemed, reporting employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in september and october than initially estimated. a preliminary reading showing consumer confidence plunging to its lowest level in four months. early december americans prepare for a potentially higher taxes at the beginning of next year. the index dropping 74.5 this month, far below november's reading of 82.7 and economists forecasts of 82.4. >> in the pits of the cme, michael tells us why dividend paying stocks are taught play regardless of next year's tax rate and charlie will share why he is bullish despite short-term volatility but let's start with phil at the cme. the dow did well today. better than expected, arguably better than expected, jobs report boosting the markets but we got consumer confidence and the fiscal cliffhanging over everything. what did you make of the markets today? >> i was disappointed we failed on that rally and shot up 1421 and
and fiscal cliff. have a great evening, guys. >> you too. >> thank you very much. adam: hundreds of u.s. troops along with patriot missile batteries on the way to turkey. now is this a sign that syria's escalating crisis is about to take a turn for the worst? the latest fallout from the middle east is coming up. >>> plus foreign companies fight to get into the investing game in cuba. but, all u.s. business can do is watch from the sidelines due to a 50-year-old trade embargo. new findings reveal just how badly u.s. businesses are missing out. more "money" is coming up. lo, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an en
in syria escalating. meanwhile, u.s. is officially recognizing syria's main opposition group, as country'slyity matt representative. fox news national contract with correspondent with the latest. >> reporter: as opposition forces advance toward diagram damascus, president obama confirmed in an interview with abc news some officials have u.s. backing. >> is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of syrian population we occur them the -- consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> reporter: u.s. officials confirm that this week's fighting showed that the conflict is escalating. >> we're seeing use of another weapon, a barrel bomb, that is contains flammable materials, a napalm-like thing. >> reporter: the move to recognize elements of the syrian opposition, brought to a rebuke from russian foreign minister whose government has backed negotiation between the syrian president al-assad and the opposition, given u.s. involvement in libya and iraq to bring down their dictators, analysts predict big divisions betwe
to the lowest level in four months dropping a one.3% after a report that the u.s. economy grew more than expected, gold lining stocks into the red, all posting losses and anglo gold hitting a 52 week low. liz: what looks good? financial sector, climbing within 1%, citigroup looking pretty healthy just under 2%, bank of new york mullen, royal bank of scotland hitting 52 week highs today. ashley: natural gas climbing for the third time in four days after reports show u.s. supply falling more than expected, natural gas for january delivery ending the day up 1.3%. liz: that storm over the midwest. you see that thing out side, winnebago, the largest u.s. motor home maker is getting bigger. increasing production to mean growing demand, just reported better than expected results and that is why we slept this thing outside our studio. you don't want to know, it is $350,000 with a steering wheel and also comes with the chairman, ceo and president of fox business exclusive and we will talk about strong earnings, released from backlog in order flow. ashley: america is growing. third quarter gdp rev
for the month of november in u.s. and canada. that is not good news for the retailer down $0.79. back to you. lori: nicole, always a pleasure could thank you. melissa: what is the hottest stock on wall street? could it be an analyst which mark on the firm of buying for bank analyst dick bove. lori: the dollar strengthening against the euro. predicting an even weaker euro zone. we are back after this. [ male announcer ] this is amy. amy likes to invest in the market. she also likes to ride her bike. she knows the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. sshe's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> 20 minutes past the hour, this is your fox new fox news b. defense secretary is saying u.s. intelligence services have very serious concerns about the routine use of chemical weapons in syria has the u.s. much official tells fox the syrian president is prepping a deadly nerve agent loading
spread across the country. also, "money" tonight, a crash for gas prices. they are tumbling across the u.s. it's an early christmas gift for drivers but we'll tell you if the relief will last through the new year. >>> pepsi is crazy in love with beyonce. the music icon inks a $50 million deal to pitch its products. can she really make you stop drinking coke though? i say pepsi just got hosed. but a top marketing expert is here to disagree with me. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: firss, let's look at the day's market headlines of the leave it to congress to suck the air out of a good thing. stocks soared in early trading on hopes of a deal on the fiscal cliff. but a parade of speeches by congressional leaders this afternoon dump ad whole lot of water on the rally. stocks pared back from session highs. dow closed down 78 points. even dollar stores are having trouble making money today. dollar general shares got hammered. they warned of sluggish growth ahead and margins that would likely remain flat. >>> urban outfitters is mailing holiday catalogs filled with f-
at entitlement programs in 31 days. so i do believe we will let the top tax rate go for 98% of the u.s. public, will not have their taxes raised. we need to take the example from california. california did it, people voted for. melissa: goodness, california will go bankrupt and they're falling off in the ocean. i would never want to imitate california. >> california. california is doing much better. melissa: you're a great sport. thanks for coming on. we appreciate your time. >> all right. melissa: many so. country's mow powerful democrats unveiled a new tax plan aiming not so much at the rich but aimed at favorite vices. would the pain be worth the gain? >>> the government extends an olive branch to the protesters and get firebombed in return. will it swallow the morsi government and middle east security along with it? more "money" coming up. ♪ . i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... hew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery.
headlock on the u.s. market and about a million and a half members. since the late 70s yet had an influx of competition. some from japan. many in cars being built in america in nonunion states by nonunion american workers. ever since that time consumers have voted for the competitors products. as long as you have a competitive that isn't all that much you have to do to raise costs for businesses. lori: it all sounds great and makes perfect sense, but you look at the pictures we see right now in the capital, union members serious about losing the right to work status. you wonder that volatility could have a ripple effect ultimately interceding the economy. >> probably not. a majority support this move by 10 to 15-point margin. we just had a ballot initiative in michigan to prevent the legislature from passing this exact kind of law. they defeated it by 15-point margin. the polls and election results show most michigan voters support what is going on. lori: thank you for your time and your analysis on this union issue. one i think we'l will stick arod for a while. melissa: breaking news no
for joining us. have a great night. see you right back here tomorrow. ♪ lew: good evening, everybody. u.s. foreign policy in the middle east in question at this hour. violence spiring out of control in syria after 20 months of civil unrest and the deaths of at least 40,000 murdered civilians at the hands of their own government. united states and nato agreeing to deploy patriot weapons and to thwart an aso-called by assad. the missile systems to be positioned near the syria. his staff denies that and estimates if they were deploy troops, it requires 75,000 of the troops in a full ground invasion in order to seize the chemical weapon stockpile. fox news confirming they were not ordered to draft the consideration of such a mission. secretary of state clinton is nonetheless talking very tough calling for assad to step down as the obama administration has done for the past 15 months, but refusing, still, to detail which consequences those would be. >> we will explore with like-minded countries what more we can do to bring the conflict to an end, but that will require the assad regime making t
. >> the u.s. economy is estate here. millions of families are counting on us to do something. look. it is the president's job, his job to find a solution that can pass the congress. he is the only one you can do it >> the president's response has been to make clear, he is already compromising. >> during the course of these negotiations i offered to compromise with republicans in congress. i met them halfway on taxes and and i met them more than halfway on spending. >> and the president address as in the briefing room tonight, he urged lawmars to go home for christmas. maybe even drink a little bit of eggnog, calmed down, cool off, week in order to try to work all this out. the president now headed to ally himself to spend christmas with his famly. on his way out the door he told us, see you next week whhch mes he is coming back before new year's eve in order to deal with this mess. lou: was named david axelrod who said see you later. it turns out mr. obama was paying attention. ed henry, fox news chief white house correspondent. president obama nominating senator john kerry to be t
headlines. concern over the fiscal cliff bleeding into the u.s. manufacturing sector. factory activity in november declined for the first time in three months. the news weighted down stocks helping shed 59 points off the dow. the raw materials sector hit hard by the contraction in manufacturing. shares of dupont were the biggest loser closing down 2%. dell getting golden endorsement from goldman sachs today. the investment bank upgraded the struggling computer-maker saying the stock has been oversold. the dell shares rose by 4% over that news. to our top story tonight, speaker boehner and house republicans are rolling out their fiscal cliff counteroffer to the white house. includes $800 billion in new tax revenue. that is roughly half what the president was aiming for. 300 billion in discretionary spending cuts. 900 billion in mandatory spending cuts. now the white house responding just moments ago saying quote, the republican letter released today does not meet the test of balance. they don't like it. i'm joined by dan mitch chill from the cato institute for more on this. dan what do
capital spending and manufacturing is making a renaissance in the u.s. and all that would achieve market make for good earnings. david: i brought it up with our trader from the cme. most seem to be underinvested when it comes to capital equipment. 2013 might be the year they began to spend that money on their capital investments. if that happens, cannot create a boom in the center of capital equipment? >> i believe that is absolutely correct. corporate america has high margins right now, but they have come because of cost-cutting and cost-cutting and profit trend is run out right now to grow in the future i think they're going to have to invest in will have to invest in people so employment getting gradually better, you'll have to invest in technology and capital goods and i think it creates a boom in the u.s. economy along with energy, along with hosting. liz: make us some money here, what are you investing with the perspective you have articulated? >> i agree with a lot of what michael is saying, but taking little bit of a different approach. going from sector to sector, i find it very
far i'm growing demand overseas for supplies from the u.s. soybeans also dropping on slowing demand. david: peter kenny, to see his communicates, some of the best material on what is happening in the market around the world. we have him here live. and peter barnes with the latest developments on the fiscal cliff negotiations, but let's art in chicago with john, two very interesting situations continuing, drama over the fiscal cliff in d.c. and also this week we have the fed meeting. which is more important to the market? >> eventually it will be the fiscal cliff that is more important to the market, but make no doubt about it, the fed meeting with the announcement wednesday morning and wednesday afternoon is going to continue to support risk assets. you were talking about how the dollar is melting up for the fourth consecutive day. the federal reserve will make a very active effort to continue to support risk assets. whether they're equities or commodities. the metals market had a very positive day, recovering a bit with the damage done last week. risk assets are doing well, but ove
has looked at a calendar lately, but we are about out of time here, folks. the u.s. economy is at stake. million upon millions of families are counting on us to do something. it is tte president's job, it is his job, to find a solution that can pass the congress. he is the only one that can do it. this is not john boehner's problem to solve. he has done his part. mr. president, how about rallying your party around a solution. how about getting democrats to support something. we simply cannot solve the problem we face unless and until the president of the united states either signs no will or develops the ability, the ability, to lead. this is a moment that calls for presidential leadership. that is the way out of this. it is that simple. does anyone wonder why we keep going from crisis to crisis around here? anybody that is a pattern? this should not be a crisis. this is an opportunity. the president again ignored it. as i said yesterday, i think it is obvious at this point that the president wants to go off the cliff. i know most of the american people do not want that. tod
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it is the worst performer of the dow jones industrial. looking at the fickle number, what about u.s. stocks against other opportunities read >. >> all of a sudden up nicely, i think they have been whacked and a goodbye right here. >> they are not transparent enough. many are swirling around, you're okay? >> never you own a monopoly, they don't like to make compromises. liz: december 14 visit 14 is a. >> they are due to get the iphone. liz: what other areas do you like with china? if people are concerned about whether we will see more of a slowdown, what is your number one moneymaker? >> the telecom of australia. the reason they say that is a 6.5% dividend. which is great, up 30% this year. let's say it does nothing over the next four or ffve years and you're collecting the dividend rising at 4% per year, you look at the compound rate, it is 8%. maybe even more. liz: you still have time to be a shareholder of record. >> absolutely. you look at the point of view of other areas to invest. you can own internationally by having u.s. companies. invest internationally would be a theme i think wou
exchange, a deal that was shot down by u.s. securities regulators. what does bob greifeld do? he is up against a formidable player in the stock exchange, new york specializes in stocks, trading equities. these guys specializing in commodities. they have to do something competitively. why did duncan neiderauer sellout? we have a chart and we will show you. it talks about volume. if you look at the amount of trading volume, we have that charge. >> best laid plans. lori: that is double of new york stock exchange, euronext, is that what you're getting at? no. >> what i'm getting at should be on a chart right now, is volume. this is like a amazing. this is coming. move on. there we go. that tells you the story of why duncan niederauer had to sell. look how trading volume shoots up. and it has been coming down ever since. that is bad, bad things. that means if, that means that, revenues, at the new york stock exchange are in a secular decline. that is bad. that means you have to sell. melissa: and by combining with ice this remedy as lot of this. is ice becoming more popular? is trading volu
about this. stay away from materials. central banks cannot solve structural problems in the u.s. economy. lori: stocks have been benefiting from this so-called wealth effect. >> the stock market is a leading indicator. deutsche bank is saying we are seeing 1.5%, 2% growth. they are seeing growth also. we do not know how long the stock market can hang in there. lori: with, thank you. dennis: what is the hottest application on an apple device today? lori: john mcafee no longer running from police. gold off 20 bucks on ounce. back with more after this. ♪ it's a new day. if you're man with low testosterone, the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acnen women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell you
the program. i would like to introduce the head of the effort. former u.s. congressman, former u.s. attorney for arkansas, and former minister of the u.s. drug enforcement agency -- connell: an extraordinary set of statements just made from washington. among other things, the nra would like to arm every school in the nation. that is what he just said. armed guards, armed police officers, as he put it, every single school in the united states following the shootings and newtown, connecticut. he said the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. the message that it sends, as he put it, schools are now the safest place to inflict the maximum amount of mayhem. we have seen statements to match it coming out of washington. that may have been the most dramatic political statement that you will see, or have seen this week. we saw a couple other things during that statement. while we were watching, we saw one protester come in and hold up a sign. while peer had to stop and then he eventually continued. >> the predators of the world know it and exploited. that must chan
left to stop the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. staff and speaker john boehner's office telling fox business the lines of communication open, but it's an empty house in washington. look at these pictures. house members on their long weekend break, and the senate is out until monday, but not before working out logistics for a big event. a private screening of steven spielberg's lincoln at the capital. now, harry reid using his time to take a special waiver to allow unbuttered popcorn in the auditorium. that's what passes for work these days. the president's holding another campaign style event as the middle class families, and with more, michael burgess of texas. congressman, great to have you object show again. >> great to be with you, thank you. gerri: everything's hanging in the banse, economy, middle class income, taxes, you name it, and you and your fellow house members are not going to work. >> well, wait, this is a 24-hour day job, seven days a week. i'm in new york tomorrow looking at the hospitals affected in hurricane sandy, and i feel like i need to do the ground work
. mitch mcconnell attempted to bring up the president's plan for a vote in the u.s. senate, a plan $1.6 trillion in tax increases, hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts, a limited debt ceiling for the president. democrats blocked the vote and democratic republicans to the only reason is because the plan is unserious. this is washington, back to you. liz: we have a lower third banner that says we can probably solve this in a week according to the president. >> if he said if republicans relent on raising tax rates on $250,000 per year. david: always the question of if you'll take over the power, rich edson is they're following it all for us. coming up, more on what is happening in washington, the chief number cruncher on the heritage foundation here to tell us why they're increasing taxes 25%. liz: pandora shareholders may be singing the blues after the stock plummeted 20% at one point today after beating earnings estimates but admitting it will swing to a loss. ask any internet radio pioneer and ceo joe kennedy why he is whistling a much better tune despite that. next. liz:
toward another recession. without a deal u.s. gdp expected to take a serious hit. our unemployment rate expected to skyrocket, but even with the deal some say the u.s. economy may fall. i am joined now by an economics professor for the university of maryland. welcome back to the show. i know you get pulled on this all the time by different groups. what are you expecting out of the economy? what do you say? with the deal what happens to the economy? without a deal what happens? >> some kind of deal, the economy continues to grow very slowly. we are doing all this spending to prop up the economy because the fundamentals are right. all of the things the obama administration has done have been anti growth, whether energy policy, trade with china, reregulation of wall street. and now this, taxing all those jobs creators, all those small businesses. i don't know why you would want to invest in this country now. gerri: let me ask you this. the congressional budget office has out its numbers. if the fiscal cliff hits they say u.s. gdp would shrink by half a percentage point and that unemploymen
: amazing. former shell president john hofmeister joins us on whether or not the u.s. should export or our plentiful supply of natural gas. and heading out to break the vacancy micron technology's trading up almost 4%. we will be right back. lori: stocks now as we do every 15. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and nicole petallides. "barron's" out with picks for 201 and how are the particular names doing? >> let's check them out. these are hot stocks to watch not only today but also through the next 52 weeks going into 2013. these are the top picks. apple being of course a name we focused on so often but you can see that is certainly in the top 10 there. some of the other names include blackrock, general dynamics, jpmorgan chase, viacom, western digital. those are some of the ones we're also taking a look at that are on the move. these are all the names baron picked going into 2013 as their top list. they say their favorite could produce gift teen% to 20% total returns including dividends for next year. they're talking about postively about marathon petroleum. these ar
tosherry, secularize it and to eliminatety the liberty crushing aspects the euro one you wrote that u.s.liby amba policymakers opposed by christopher stevens havelaw sacrificed u.s. lives, ourou as, nation is ignoring sharia lawy and practices. you assert that the islamic totalitarianism, you are saying that it has a tutorial at terry and winter.ave a sular >> we have those that we chosea, to undermine and replace. hosnib mubarak, even the odious qadhafi. yet what is their replacement?n the replacement from the get-goo we actually supported them of muslim brotherhood jihadist to have a supremacist outlook. and we are still, the late ambassador stevens unfortunateln chose to go intofo the jihadisti hotbed in libya, which dates back to our borders. they were fighting then. thank you so much for being witn us. lou: as the housing market really recovering? $17 trillion is riding on the answer. thes ceo of charles schwab joins us next the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping
batteries of patriot missiles and a force of 400 u.s. soldiers. leon panetta did not say how soon they will be deployed or how long they will stay in turkey. back to dagen and connell. connell: the state of oregon has gone to great lengths to please nike. the governor asking for authority to ensure that the corporate tax structure will not change for companies like nike nike threatening to move its headquarters out of state unless organ can guarantee it tax structure will not change. students are not the only ones with college debt. in effort to appeal, they end up footing the bill for all of this. according to moody's, debt among colleges was $205 billion outstanding. also reporting harvard has the most debt of any private school in the nation. you may be disappointed, guys, by the gift your significant other fires you for christmas. dirty 1% of women planning to spend less this year than last. only 19% of men pulled will spend less. it finds the looming fiscal cliff deal weighing on shoppers minds. here is our conversation, part of which i posted on twitter. men have to spend mo
at the consulate consulate and the murder of four americans, including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is in washington, and she has a closer look at the findings. >> at 39 page unclassified report into the benghazi terrorist attack is dating. within hours of its release, three state department officials, including this woman and her boss resigned under pressure as investigators laid the blame upon secretary holick hillary clinton. >> the decision-making takes place. reporter: the report offers conclusions and undeniable facts. among them that there was no demonstration prior to the assault. al qaeda and its franchises are not dead and they found a new safe haven in eastern libya. that led to the deaths of four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. >> i think the conclusion is not intended on it. mistakes were made, lives were lost. lessons need to be learned. reporter: in the summer of 2012, the report documents at least 20 security related security-related incidents in gaza, including the assassination attempt on thh matter. the
committee, and journalists at fox news contributor judith miller and former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. joining us now is jon barrasso, member of the senate foreign ofh relations committee. he said the hearing explains stify.y why secretary clinton needs to testify. good to have you with us we. might thank you for having me. >> this is remarkable. i understand the testimony of secretary clinton was tellinggow her what was going on, what was transpiring as to the inadequacy of security. over many months in benghazi. .> is that right? >> that's why we need secretary clinton to testify on thetions record. to answer a numberwh of questio, what she did, did she give anytt orders. the same applies to thed st president of the united states where he was when he was doing, and what heatid did. i have seen the video from the drums, i have seen the video from the security cameras thereu senator risch is absolutely right. most people don't focus on the fact that there were two deaths almost immediately, and the other to the died died about seven hours later. it is hard for me
that much. if we are off for a month to, then i think that's a recession scenario for the u.s. economy because those cuts and tax increases could have a big effect. we figure about 3% of gdp is enough to push the economy into recession. a lot depends on how long we're off. gerri: you know what i wonder about, it is not just what is happening to taxes, and it is not just what is happening said amt and all of the other capital gains except representative. it is the fact that washington is broken. i think that makes a lot of decisions for business people out there. starting to make decisions like maybe a leave the country. maybe all scale back my business. maybe i've won't hire anybody. where is the net impact on american business? >> the story of the last three or four years among the weakest recovery we have ever seen is uncertainty, people not knowing what the future's going to hold, and this this book with is the ultimate uncertainty. i think we made tip into recession even if the fiscal cliff is a very short duration. what we have to do is recognize, we are all americans. we have to
's not going over well with the rest the world, including the u.s. and china. now we have some of the richest people in the world and they want the government to make more of your money. warren buffett, george soros, bill gates' dad they want the estate tax to go up and say the rate should start at 45% and go up from there. and millions would qualify to pay, but buffett and soros have an estate plan to avoid much of that tax. i'm quoting now, an estate tax with these guidelines to reduce the deficit and fund vital services and paid by only 10% of the estate. work your whole life and half of it goes to the children and half to the government and of course it's already been taxed when you earned it in the first place, is that fair? we're dealing with that today. i'm waiting for my special dividend from microsoft, but the company i own shares in has ramped up production of its new surface tablet. maybe that will help the stock. are you listening, steve ballmer? nicole, pre-market, where is the stock? >> stuart, you're making me laugh already and the show has barely begun. you're waiting for your
digital politics editor from a veteran political strategist, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. now the late breaking developments on the fiscal cliff talks and the impact of the withdrawal of susan rice from consideration to be the next secretary of state, fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> president obama was not fretting about the fiscal cliff as he strolled to a holiday party joking with fox news about the warm weather and expressing hope for a deal. >> how are you feeling about a deal, optimistic? >> the speaker not so hopeful. >> is this issue, spending. >> again railing against what he claims are not enough spending cuts in the white house proposal and slamming the president's push for executive power to raise the debt ceiling, something he says democrats never would have given former president george w. bush. >> to you think there is any chance that senator reid or then senator obama would have done that? zero. congress has never come to give up our ability to control the purse. >> a new poll suggests the public wants spending rain in
in front of a judge. we will have a heated debate. with more than a million charities and the u.s. alone, how did you find the best one? we have you covered. "welcome to "the willis rport." hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight no progress on the fiscal cliff as democrats and republicans trade barbs over the issue. one group of americans is finding a way through this regardless of congress and the president. small-business owners in this countr are preparing to hire. join me now, chief u.s. economist for i may just pull one side. heart of america group founder, and member of the jobs creation alliance and actual job creators in this country who say their voices not being heard in this office took with debate. also with us from the weekly standard, steven haze. welcome. great to have you here. i want to start with the conversation in washington and what the speaker had to say about the status of the fiscal here is mr. boehner. >> this is in the progress report because there is no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is turning our economy and jobs, the white hh
to make a project internationally, they have a special government-backed loan program at the u.s. export-import bank. last year that program alone provided $10.4 billion in fossil fuels. melissa: can i ask you would be be better like my children and wont out like the navy and spent $26 a gallon on biofuels or like the air force which is spending $59 a gallon. would that be better for my children if we were all doing that? i don't like the navy and air force doing that. i think that is bad for my children's future because it runs up the debt and deficit. >> the best thing for my children's future. i have two boys. one 10 years and one ten months and i'm worried about climate change and their future. we need to stop encouraging the industries that are causing this problem. the oil industry, gas and coal industries. and we need to start encouraging clean energy if we will solve it. the very first place to start is to stop giving these subsidies. it is a no-brainer. the vast majority of americans of all parties actually support this perspective. melissa: without affordable energy we have no
to $1.31 is pretty significant, language for the dollar 30, see you hitting the intraday high, u.s. consumer prices dropping for the first time in six months in november following 0.3%. the decline was driven by 7% plunge in the government's gasoline price. dave: a lot to talk about and we will get those details. dan is in the pits of the cme. jason fried telling us why european equities might be the best place to be. and brian is going to tell you how to play these markets if we go over the fiscal cliff. let's start with dan. i want to start with apple. what to you hear from folks in chicago? where is the floor? >> you are close to the floor right now. everyone panicked when apple doesn't meet some guidelines or whatever and i heard about the sock chinese opening but in fact when they come out with their figures every time they beat them, apple probably a cautious by right now, it is getting hammered and if you look at the fundamentals of that stock is relatively cheap value. liz: especially considering the pe ratio under 9, 8.8 as i last saw it but apple represents 4% of espn is
economy? any or all of thisould have happened, but the story is a warning signal for politicians in the u.s. if you believe you could have financed contamination on the back of the wealthy, think again. it is not that eas. we need better operating of a fair tax system in which everyone has skin in the game rather than trying to find out where the money is. by the way, how much money do you think and slick willie get away with in 40 years of robbing banks? just $2 million. at thought it was more. that's what i think. now we want to know what you think. coming in the mail. gerri@foxbusiness.com. >> coming up on "the willis report," hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast over one month ago. why are victims still waiting on a? and what is fema doing with the cash? the president of ericsson insurance advisers ways in next. and guess which state the highest paid truper lives in? queue will not believe how much some are milking taxpayers. we will have the averages tails later. also, what has nine lines and six toes? find out why their government is cracking down on these level for balls. we a
. it is called project blitzkrieg. get this, in early pilot program they have already stole $5 million from u.s. bank accounts. here to talk about how to protect your hard-earned cash. we have colonel layton, security analyst and former deputy director with the national security agency. colonel, welcome back to the show. i should say colonel cedric layton. >> my pleasure, melissa. great to be with you. melissa: break this down for me. what exactly is going on? >> what is going on, melissa. there is a guy named --. melissa: i'm glad you had to say that, not me. >> he is, basically means thief in law. in russian. so he is literally a godfather-like figure within the russian hacker community. he is very brazen. posts a lot of stuff on youtube that talks about exactly what he will do. he is interested in going after people's money and he is targeting particularly affluent private banking customers, rich people all over the world but particularly in the united states. and during this last attack, that he was involved in, this basic test run for operation blitzkrieg, what he ended up doing he ended u
's market headlines. fiscal cliff talks may be a mess but not ruining the party for investors. u.s. third quarter gdp was revised up to 3.1%. not bad. november existing home seams -- sales hit nice not seen. wall street shares of the nyse euronext skyrocketed 34%. the company is being acquired by rival intercontinental exchange for $3.2 billion in cash and stock. >>> research in motion may be crawling its way out of the abyss. the blackberry maker left for dead earlier this year. now shares are up more than 100% in three months. it also beat third quarter estimates on both the top and bottom lines. shares leaping after hours. >>> we start tonight with the convergence of reality an hollywood. matt damon's new film, "promised land" opens next friday but it is already sparking major controversy in the energy community. critic it is of the film say it casts fracking in a very negative light. they flat-out reject some truths about the process. with california imposing its first fracking regulations only yesterday. is this just hollywood being hollywood or is there an agenda behind this that's
. the only have 2 days separate in the u.s. for more than $500 billion in x hikes. while both sides say the lines of communicationre open. getting a deal to avert the fiscalliff, president made it ry clear he is holding the line on hiking taxes on the top 2% of earners. customizing a little bit with republicans. ining us, ter barnes. what exactly ihe willing to compromise on? >> on the big item, the big kahuna. increasingaxes on families earning more than $2,000 per year story leaving the door open to a compromise on higher tax rates, higher rates. when anas repea ask repeatedly s demanding thtop tes return to the clinton administration in and the top rate was 39.6, he does not say yes, have to have that to get a deal. but hes not backing f his demandrates up by some amount of wealthier falies so the buzz is he might settle or comprose forometng in between like 37%. there is speculation the prident might compromisen the cut off my degreand a higher threshold by 500,000 per year befe higher rates wouldld kick in. in a speech in detroit the presidt extended a little olive branch republan
would exacerbate rather than dinish the uncertainty of the fiscal policy and to the u.s. into an unavoidable and unnecessary recession. the u.s. could lose its aaa status. this is from fitchatings. wait until you see what we are going to have to spend for our debt if we lose the aaa status. because it will cost us more to float our bonds. what is being done right now? not to escalate the war of words, but to find some common ground. >> the houses focused opassing a tax policy. senate and have them respond. what is now a look at is the sequestration pice. the president refuses to deal with the side and we have to do this. last summer we were talking about the same issues were the bomb folks were saying that if there is not real spending reductns, if we don't get a plan, the automatic spending cuts kick in. the president is asking to turn those off, that sends a signal as well that we are not serious about reducing spending. this is the absolute worst way to reduce spending. it is the only optionthatwe have. gerri: thank you for coming on the show tonight. meanwhile, tensi
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